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Report: Carver County has fastest growing economy in state

Carver County’s economy is ranked the fastest-growing in Minnesota, according to a Feb. 19 report by 24/7 Wall St. "Fastest growing local economy in every state" notes the county’s gross domestic product growth of 18.5 percent from 2012-2015, compared to 5.7 percent growth for Minnesota as a whole,


Drizzle to blizzard: Winter storm will bring it all to Minnesota today, tonight

The winter that arrived late and large reloaded Saturday as much of southern Minnesota was placed under a blizzard warning set to begin at 9 p.m. Saturday and extend till 6 p.m. Sunday.


Watertown-Mayer jazz band wins best in show

On Feb 11, Watertown-Mayer jazz band students attended a Solo and Ensemble Festival to perform on stage for a panel of judges. Out of 26 different events planned from the band, 20 earned superior ratings, and two of those even received perfect scores for their performance.


Class A girls hockey state semifinal: Breck 11, Mound-Westonka 1

The fate of Friday’s Class A girls hockey state tournament semifinal opener was pretty much sealed after the first period. No. 2-seeded Breck imposed its will over No. 3 seed Mound-Westonka/Watertown Mayer/Southwest Christian, jumping out to a large lead early in the game. That early surge set up Br


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


Carver County Veterans Memorial in Mayer taking orders for pavers

The new Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry, located in Mayer, will be taking orders for pavers in front of the new memorial until the end of February. The pavers will be engraved with a soldiers name, military branch and era of service.


Minnesota politicians have tried for president before – and failed

Historically, Minnesota politicians who run for president have been kind of like the Minnesota Vikings: They've been all the way to the big game, but the best they've done is finish second.


Eastern Carver County Schools cancel Feb. 20 classes due to snow storm

There were many cheers at the Chaska vs. Chanhassen boys basketball game Wednesday night in Chanhassen. (Chaska boys pulled off a 66-56 win.) But the biggest cheer went through the crowd when students started learning via their phones that Eastern Carver County Schools canceled classes for Wednesday


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Plymouth man convicted of having child porn case at Shakopee workplace

A 60-year-old Plymouth man was convicted earlier this month of three counts of possessing child pornography in July 2017 after the material was found by investigators on his work computer in Shakopee.


Minnesota will be one of the states voting on Super Tuesday 2020

2020's presidential primary season will put Minnesota on the national stage, as it's officially part of the Super Tuesday lineup. On Friday, leaders of both parties announced that Minnesota will be joining nine other states on the big day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, next year.


No room for denials: Carver County is an opioid county

The Twin Cities region is the second most active hub in the nation for drug trafficking, right behind the mid-Atlantic states. And, among the drug enforcement community, Carver County is described as an “opioid county.”


NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Southwest Minnesota

UNDATED -- The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for areas in Southwest Minnesota, including Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. It will be in effect from midnight Saturday night until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.


Inmate dies at St. Louis County Jail

Officials say a Rockford, Minn., man died at the St. Louis County Jail on Thursday. Preliminary autopsy results show Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, had “inflammation and infection of heart valves, infection of the lungs and possible sepsis,” according to a St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office news release F


Boys hockey can't keep up with Chaska

The Shakopee boys hockey team's season came to an end on Thursday. Shakopee lost 8-3 to Chaska at the Chaska Community Center in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A, Section 2 playoffs.


Blizzard Warning issued February 23 at 11:42AM CST expiring February 24 at 6:00PM CST by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

A Winter Weather Advisory continues through Saturday morning for. portions of west central Wisconsin through southeastern. Minnesota, specifically along and east of a line from Blue Earth.


Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative

ST. PAUL - A Stillwater man admitted in court to strangling his estranged girlfriend in St. Paul last summer and trying to make it look like a drug overdose, then raping the woman’s teenage relative three times.


Plymouth: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

PLYMOUTH, MN — Do you feel like reasonably priced homes are pretty difficult to find in your community? No harm in checking out the foreclosures on the market. They could be just the thing!


Expect Whiteout Conditions Saturday Night In Southeast Minnesota

It was well known that this weekend was going to be ugly in terms of the weather, and for many in Southeast Minnesota, the forecast just got uglier. The National Weather Service has extended a Blizzard Warning to almost all of Southern Minnesota including Preston, Rochester, Owatonna and Albert Lea


Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi